2010 Legislative Day & Capital Awards Dinner

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Click here to register now. Registration is free. Space is limited and participation is subject to availability. (Registration closes March 19th at 5PM EST.)


The Legislative Day program furthers the HNBA policy agenda before Congress and executive branch officials through direct grassroots advocacy by our members. It also educates HNBA members from around the country about public policy issues and the federal legislative process. The 2010 advocacy topics will be: Comprehensive Immigration Reform and Increased Compensation and Diversity among the Federal Judiciary.

The Co-Chairs, Liz Lopez and Alejandra Castillo, expect to start the 2010 Legislative Day with a Welcome Reception on May 11, 2010. On May 12th, a breakfast will be held at the Capitol followed by a policy briefing. During the day, participants will meet with Members of both the House and Senate and gather in the evening for the Capital Awards presentation. This year’s Capital Award Recipients will be announced in early 2010. Prior award recipients include Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Former Sen. Ken Salazar (D-CO), Sen. Mel Martinez (R-FL), Rep. Nydia Velazquez (D-12), Rep. Xavier Becerra (CA-31), Rep. Linda Sanchez (CA-39), Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-18) and Robert Raben (Founder, The Raben Group). On May 13th, participants will attend a briefing by senior level administration officials at the White House (to be confirmed). All components of the event are free to HNBA members, who advocate on May 12th on behalf of the HNBA.


Liz Lopez (lopez.liz.m@gmail.com, 202-509-9579)

Alejandra Castillo (Alejandra.Y.Castillo@gmail.com, 202 271-7011)

Event Details:

Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Legislative Day Welcome Reception (5:30–7:30 PM)

Wednesday, May 12, 2010
(Legislative Day Advocacy Topics Include: Comprehensive Immigration Reform; Increase Compensation and Diversity among the Federal Judiciary and Census 2010.)
Congressional Breakfast & Policy Briefing (8:00–10:00 AM)
Congressional Visits (10:00 AM–12:30 PM)
Lunch (11:30 AM–2:30 PM) (Room reserved at nearby hotel. Box lunches will be provided to participants.)
Congressional Visits (1:30–5:00 PM)
Debriefing (5:00–6:00 PM)
Capital Awards Reception (6:30–7:30 PM)
Capital Awards Reception (7:30–9:30PM)
Thursday, May 13, 2010 (pending confirmation)
White House Briefing (8:30—10:00 AM)

Sponsorship Opportunities:
Please contact Liz Lopez (lopez.liz.m@gmail.com, (202) 509-9579)
2010 Legislative Day Sponsorship Opportunities PDF

Hotel Reservations:
The Westin, Washington DC City Center
1400 M Street NW
Washington, DC 20005
T: (202) 429-1700
To book online click: http://www.starwoodmeeting.com/StarGroupsWeb/res?id=1002253927&key=1F525
*Request the discounted HNBA rate of $245 per night.

Liz Lopez (lopez.liz.m@gmail.com, 202.509.9579)

Alejandra Castillo (Alejandra.Y.Castillo@gmail.com, 202.271.7011)